• Organic Gardening

    Do You Need Bees to Grow Tomatoes?

    Pollinators are very important in the garden for fruit production. But not every plant relies on them. Do you need bees to grow tomatoes though? Pollinators and Their Job in the Garden We moved into our new home in 2019. During our first year gardening here, there wasn’t as much fruit production. At my parents’ home where I was previously gardening, there was always an abundance of bees and other pollinators. Their property has an Eastern RedBud, apple trees, a pear tree, and lots of flowers. I hadn’t even thought about there being a lack of bees at our new…

  • Beginner Gardening - Organic Gardening

    The Ultimate Guide to Determinate Versus Indeterminate Tomatoes

    A guide to determinate versus indeterminate tomato plants: what’s the difference between these two varieties, how to know what you’re buying, and how to care for them. A Tomato-y Journey It was only until recently that I started growing indeterminate tomato plants and learned about them. I always grew determinate tomato plants and have always loved growing them. Three years ago, I was researching tomato plants and stumbled upon some varieties I wanted to try to grow. In the description, it explained that they were indeterminate tomato plants, but I didn’t know what that meant. So I dug some more…